Thanks to many high profile data breaches, including Sony and Yahoo!, data security is under the spotlight for many companies that handle sensitive customer or patient data. Employees are increasingly mobile, as they use smart device and laptops. While that improves productivity, it also weakens the security of company data as it moves through multiple devices and networks. There are solutions available that will keep your employees mobile, and your company’s data safe.
Companies are using enterprise mobility solutions to keep data safe while it’s on the move. Traditional or standard solutions typically include the cloud, where your company doesn’t have access to the files, or control of the security measures employed. But with an enterprise mobility solution, the data stays on your server, keeping the data secure and in capable hands.
By keeping the data on a company server, you retain control in many ways. The most important being you control who has access to certain data. When files are uploaded to the cloud, there is no longer an element of control to who sees the data. It could be viewed by the owner of that server for all you may know. For companies dealing with sensitive information such as military or medical, this is simply not an option. An Enterprise mobility solution puts the power into the hands of your company, and not a stranger.
Another advantage to being mobile and secure is explicitly setting who can use data. This is especially helpful if a mobile device is lost or stolen. Data can still be controlled if access to the device is lost, keeping data safe, and only costing your company the price of the missing device. Similarly, enterprise mobility solutions allow control over who has read and/or write access to files. While it’s unlikely you will have an employee purposely manipulate information, it’s vital that you have safeguards in place to protect your company.
It’s important to note that all of this security doesn’t come at the price of accessibility. These solutions are designed with your employees in mind, and retain the accessibility they need to do their jobs in a timely manner, all while providing the security your company needs. Data is one of your company’s most important assets. Protect it at all costs, as the cost of a data breach will be nearly insurmountable.